Message Number: YG4967 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-28 20:46:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Is it normal for ferrets to grow
different colorfur ...

In a message dated 6/27/2001 1:12:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

From what I've read, it is perfectly normal for them to change
completely with their shedding cycle. My Copernicus just went
through this:
he went from silver to sterling silver in one week (almost all of
his black
guard hairs fell out), and now he has gone back to silver. I
wouldn't be
alarmed unless the hair falls out and doesn't grow back.

Two of mine change shades with the seasons. Poki gets much lighter
in color,
and Smoky gets a much lighter tan undercoat. In the winter Poki has
a lot of
black guard hairs and Smoky has a deep carmel undercoat. Loki has
pretty much
stayed the same, and Vanilla's an albino. His coat has turned to the
yellowish white. (he just turned one.)
Amy and the boys